Oklahoma Representative Files Lawsuit Against Constitutional Carry

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U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- On 7 October, 2019, Representative Jason Lowe, D-Oklahoma City, filed a lawsuit to stop the implementation of Constitutional Carry in Oklahoma. The law is scheduled to go into effect on 1 November, 2019.  He and four other plaintiffs have asked for an injunction to stop the law from going into effect while their case is litigated. From koco.com:

The law will allow most people in Oklahoma 21 and older to carry a gun without a permit.

On Monday, state Rep. Jason Lowe filed a lawsuit at the Oklahoma County District Court, asking for a judge to stop the permitless carry law. He argued that the law is unconstitutional and called it a dangerous law.

“We're gonna continue to fight. We're gonna continue to push,” said Lowe, D-Oklahoma City. “We believe this law is dangerous, and we believe the citizens in the state of Oklahoma agree with us.”

This is the latest attempt by Lowe and others to derail Constitutional Carry.

On 27 February, 2019, Governor Kevin Stitt signed House Bill 2597, Constitutional Carry, into law. The bill had passed the Senate 40 to 6, with 2 excused, on the same day.

Two weeks earlier, the bill had passed the House, 70 to 30, with 1 excused.

In 2018, Constitutional Carry had passed the legislature with large margins. Governor Mary Fallin vetoed the bill on 11 May, 2018.

Earlier this year, 2019, a veto referendum was attempted by Representative Lowe and others. It required 59,320 signatures. It failed with 37,057 valid signatures. Lowe had claimed the effort had collected over 59,000 signatures, then later said his information was wrong.

The effort was filed on 12 August, only two weeks before the deadline for signatures to be turned in. It could have been filed anytime after the legislature adjourned on 24 May, leading to speculation about why it was filed at at such a late date.

It is unclear where funding for the signature gathering for the referendum came from. The effort was closely associated with Moms Demand Action, a group that receives considerable funding from billionaire Michael Bloomberg.

Referendums such as the one attempted typically cost about $100,000.

Don Spencer, President of OK2A, says Representative Lowe could not say where the money for the lawsuit was coming from. Spencer says he talked to the Attorney General who told him “He would be on this like a chicken on a June-bug.”

The claim made by Representative Lowe is the bill violated the single topic rule.

Don Spencer characterized the lawsuit as a “Hail Mary pass”.

Oklahoma is the 15th state to restore Constitutional Carry in the United States. Vermont has had Constitutional Carry for the entire existence of the state, and has not had to restore it. The movement to restore Constitutional Carry has been passed in those 15 states during the last 17 years, with nine states passing Constitutional Carry in the last five years.

Constitutional Carry is the right to carry a loaded handgun in most public spaces, concealed or openly. It is the state of law that existed when the Constitution was written and when the Bill of Rights was ratified.

Constitutional Carry is the right to carry a loaded handgun in most public spaces, concealed or openly. It is the state of law that existed when the Constitution was written and when the Bill of Rights was ratified.


Dean Weingarten

About Dean Weingarten:

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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Whormd
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Whormd

The most scary part of this story is that such a person actually got elected, in Oklahoma no less.

Will
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Will

@Whormd,in Texas we have a couple of those SOB’s too. We even have a RINO traitor piece of shit that’s House Speaker named Bonnen. He derailed CC in Texas the last session.

Boned
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*Communists

Green Mtn. Boy
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@ Mr.Weingarten In Vermont back in 1903 one of Vermont’s cities thought they would enact a permit system,made it’s way thru the courts and ended up before the Vermont supreme court,this is verbatim from the courts decision. “The result is that Ordinance No. 10, so far as it relates to the carrying of a pistol, is inconsistent with and repugnant to the Constitution and the laws of the state, and it is therefore to that extent, void.” The city of Rutland takes it in the shorts. The case is known as STATE v. ROSENTHAL https://guncite.com/court/state/55a610.html Vermont has always had Constitutional… Read more »

Jeffersonian
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Think about the kind of people who don’t want us able to defend ourselves.

joefoam
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joefoam

And the problem with exercising your 2A rights without permission from the gov’t would be? Statistics continue to show that more weapons carriers = less crime. Is that too complicated a subject to understand?

Whatzit
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Whatzit

If this were actually about public safety… Problem is, the whole democratic push is NOT about safety, children, mass shootings, assault rifles or any of that. It’s hateful, it’s political, and it’s only about total citizen disarmament, period. What I find particularly ludicrous is the way they scream for more abortions, even abortion after live birth, yet they also howl about the “safety of our children”. How sick and ridiculous can they possibly get??

Jonesy
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Jonesy

Was this guy, Jason, wearing his hockey mask when he proposed this legislation ?

Rotts
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Rotts

As they say, an armed society is a polite society.

Nam62
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Nam62

Since I live in Idaho and we have constitutional carry now for a few years and I carry every day. There is NO blood in the streets!!
The best part is bad guys don’t know who is carrying.

Quatermain
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Quatermain

However Wal Mart, Albertsons and Idaho First Bank (among a few others) are doing their best to squash the open carry part… Boycott!

joefoam
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joefoam

Make the institutions CEOs personally responsible for any harm that comes to their shoppers since they have removed their ability to protect themselves. A few multi million dollar lawsuits may make them change their minds.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Q, Maybe it is time to apply the BOR to big business, as we apply the BOR to the states? American big business is supporting the Communist Chinese government on the issue of free speech, and against the American public on the issue of 2A rights.
Maybe it is time.

Green Mtn. Boy
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Green Mtn. Boy

Exactly,as in Vermont it can be any and every Tom Dick and Harriet up and down the lane and dell,one never knows,do you feel lucky,well do you,punk.

Baldwin
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Baldwin

Was it the “…shall not be infringed.” part that was not constitutional? Asking for a liberal.